I am pleased to announce a settlement totaling over $8 million dollars in a case brought by two whistleblower retaliation clients. Well may you ask: “Wait a minute, how do you leverage two individual employee whistleblower retaliation claims into a more than $8 million dollar settlement?” And the answer is: “Through the alchemy of the

Here are two recent federal court decisions affirming the amount of punitive damages awarded by the Administrative Review Board and by a district court jury.
In Jason Raye v. Pan Am Railways, the Administrative Law Judge awarded the statutory maximum of $250,000 in punitive damages despite the fact Jason Raye was not actually disciplined and

The 8th Circuit has issued a spate of FRSA decisions falling outside the main stream of other Circuits. It is important to put them in perspective.
Araujo v. Kuduk: a distinction without a difference
Citing the Congressional Record and the leading whistleblower decision in Marano v. Dep’t of Justice, 2 F.3d 1137, 1140 (Fed.